Holiday Disenchantment

Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is only a day away. December has always been a bitter-sweet month for me. Actually, the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. I don’t fully understand why this is, but I have some theories. December was always that time of year when I was ultimately forced… Continue reading Holiday Disenchantment

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Happiness in Abuse

  “Wake up! Wake up! Ho Ho came!” he yelled happily while shaking me awake. “Ho Ho” was our friendly name for Santa Claus. But, I wasn’t a child. I was a married woman with no children. I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and looked around the dark room. The sun wasn’t even… Continue reading Happiness in Abuse